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The House Committee on Public Health

82nd Legislature

January 24, 2012

11:00 a.m.



Pursuant to a notice posted on January 4, 2012, the House Committee on Public Health met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Kolkhorst, at 11:07 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Kolkhorst; Naishtat; Coleman; Davis, Sarah; King, Susan; Laubenberg; Schwertner; and Truitt.


A quorum was present.




Representative Howard, Donna also attended.


(Representative Alvarado now present.)


Representative Fletcher also attended.


Interim Charge #5 related to committee oversight. The following topics were discussed: legislative implementation, the Health Transformation 1115 Waiver, Medicaid orthodontics, and patient safety at state hospitals.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)

(Representative Coleman in chair.)


(Representative Kolkhorst in chair.)


(Representative Naishtat in chair.)


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


(Representative Kolkhorst in chair.)


At 6:30 p.m., on the motion of Representative Kolkhorst and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.



Rep. Kolkhorst, Chair




Bryan W. Law,  Clerk